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R script data source: difference between source code and explicit code?

Hi all,

 

In the R script get data, is there a difference between:

- putting the code explicitely 

- source of the code (and the code can be either in local or in a sharepoint)

 

I was thinking that if there are some differences it is when refreshing the data source, but i do not know ?

Any insights on that?

 

Thanks and Regards,

Mélissa

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Re: R script data source: difference between source code and explicit code?

HI @Melissa_44,

 

Actually, I think they are different source types, one is r script the other is file from local or sharepoint. When you use on second methods, you need a gateway to handle refresh of file datasource.

 

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Xiaoxin Sheng

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Re: R script data source: difference between source code and explicit code?

Hi @v-shex-msft,

 

Thanks for your answer but for the two cases I elicited I was thinking of the same source type: R script.

But in one case I write the code explicitely

and in the other case I write only 1 line of code which is source("https//sharepoint/.../prog.r").

 

 

What you are saying is that when a R script is the source of the data, then I need a personal gateway, is that right?

So, if this is true, then there is no differences between my two methods in terms of schedule refresh?

 

Thanks for your insights,

Regards,

Mélissa